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Birth and Death Records

Placer County Vital Statistics Office is able to provide certified copies for births and deaths occurring this year and last year in Placer County.  Births and deaths that occurred prior to that may be obtained from the Clerk Recorders Office.

Applications & Fees (Pursuant to AB 1053):

 Authorized Certified Copy

An Authorized Certified Copy can be used to provide identity, and is only given to someone authorized to receive it. The law describes an authorized person as:

  • The Registrant (Name on Certificate)
  • Parent/Legal Guardian
  • Grandparent/Grandchild
  • Sibling
  • Child
  • Spouse/Domestic Partner
  • Attorney of Record
  • Authorized by way of Court Order
  • Licensed Adoption Agency
  • Law Enforcement/Government Agency for official business
  • For Death Certificates, a funeral director for official business

Home Births (Out of Hospital)

Please find below a Home Birth (Out of Hospital) Packet for your use in registering your child and obtaining a Birth Certificate. This packet includes:

    • Information on how to register your birth.
    • A Certificate of Live Birth Worksheet to be completed prior to your scheduled appointment.
    • A Medical Data Worksheet and a Race Identification worksheet to assist your midwife in filling out the Birth Worksheet.

By law, the birth certificate must be registered within 10 days of the birth. It is necessary to schedule an appointment in order to register an Out of Hospital Birth. Please call (530) 889-7158, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to schedule your appointment.

Placer Home Birth Letter

Home Birth Packet

 How do I get an Authorized Certified Copy?

  • Complete the front page of the desired document (click on the link above to print a copy)
    • In Person - Bring the completed front page to the address below.  The Sworn Statement will be completed in front of the staff.
    • By Mail - Take the completed front page to a Notary. The Sworn Statement must be signed in front of a Notary.

Informational Certified Copy

An Informational Certified Copy is for information only and cannot be used to prove identity. It will be labeled “INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY”, and can be requested by anyone.

How do I get an Informational Certified Copy?

  • Complete the front page of the desired document (click on the link above to print a copy)
    • In Person or By Mail - Submit the completed front page to the address below. 

Making Changes to Vital Records

There are several circumstances that occur which require amendments or changes to the original vital record. Click on any and all that apply to you for the instructions on how to amend your record. Please note that all applications for amendments require special forms; these forms can be obtained through our office.


Certificates Registered Outside of Placer County

Obtain a certificate registered from:

American Citizens Born Abroad
Department of State Correspondence Branch
Suite 510
1111 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20522

Contact Us

11484 B Ave
Auburn CA 95603

Phone: 530-889-7158

Public Counter Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.